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Garden party

Garden party Barlands, Dolton, May 1980 More like this

Looking south-west from Five Barrows under...

Looking south-west from Five Barrows under... Exmoor, January 1986 More like this

Red Devon cow

Red Devon cow Narracott, Hollocombe, September 1981 More like this

George Ayre and Jo Curzon spraying a...

George Ayre and Jo Curzon spraying a... Addisford, Dolton, July 1985 More like this

Protecting the river bank

Protecting the river bank Parsonage, Iddesleigh, August 1977 More like this

Ivor Brock rescuing a
lamb in a...

Ivor Brock rescuing a lamb in a... Millhams, Dolton, February 1978 More like this

Tonya Copp, ‘Crowner’ at the 1978 Torrington...

Tonya Copp, ‘Crowner’ at the 1978 Torrington... Torrington, April 1978 More like this

The kitchen garden

The kitchen garden The Old Rectory, Merton, May 1983 More like this

Catering staff at wedding reception

Catering staff at wedding reception Village Hall , Dolton, 30 August 1975 More like this

Woman taking photograph, Royal Wedding Day

Woman taking photograph, Royal Wedding Day Iddesleigh, July 1981 More like this

James Ravilious, photographer of rural life © Beaford Archive

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by Alan Winn.

The Beaford Archive

Photographs by James Ravilious from 1972 - 1989

WELCOME. Towards the end of the last century, James Ravilious created an "endless tapestry" of life in rural north Devon. This site holds digital scans of the 1,700 negatives which he regarded as his finest work.

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